We all want to be our ‘best selves’. Let’s be honest, no one is secretly hoping to live their ‘worst life’. In the quest for our better selves, we can sometimes become so occupied in the ‘getting’ that we forget to leave behind what is not working for us.
When we look at some areas of life, we’re great at removing something to have a different experience. For example, if we want to be healthier, we might edit out eating particular foods and add in others. If we want more room on our desk, we have to clean it up and remove things. If we want more space in our garage, we have to get rid of that which is no longer needed nor wanted. This kind of stuff is easier to grasp, and it’s a process most of us already know and are naturally good at. But usually the ability to edit and not hoard is applicable in only the small areas of life.
Usually, if we want more of a thing, something else has to go. So why are we are frequently taught to keep adding and adding? It’s becoming almost a frantic ‘more is more’ message, especially in the health and wellness space. Positive thinking has its benefits, but instead of attempting to add more and more in, what about considering editing out that which is not working and placing our attention on what we can remove?
Here are some thought starters and questions to ask yourself about five areas of your life that could potentially do with some editing: